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Jonathan Schachter

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy

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Council expert Jonathan Schachter

About Jonathan Schachter

Jonathan Schachter is a nonresident senior fellow of foreign policy at the Council. He's also a senior fellow with Hudson Institute’s Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East and specializes in international security, strategy, and diplomacy.

Before his work at the Council, Schachter was an advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His portfolio included US-Israel relations, the Iran nuclear deal, Israel Diaspora affairs, and the unprecedented expansion of Israel’s ties in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. He concluded his tenure by serving on the team tasked with exposing materials from Iran’s nuclear archive in 2018.

Previously, Schachter was a research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv and a lecturer at Northwestern University, where he taught courses on national security, foreign policy, terrorism, and public policy for over a decade.

As the managing deputy director for emergency management of the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Schachter led the division responsible for coordinating Chicago's efforts to contend with the entire spectrum of emergencies.

Schachter holds a doctorate in policy analysis from the RAND Graduate School and master’s degrees in Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan and Middle Eastern history from Tel Aviv University.

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